12 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  3 h
1
Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Zeiss Planetarium, examine the collection at German Mining Museum, catch a live event at Signal Iduna Park, then make a trip to Florian Tower (Florianturm), and finally stroll around Westfalenpark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dortmund road trip app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dortmund is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In March in Dortmund, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bochum
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Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark
German Mining Museum ©
German Mining Museum
Zeiss Planetarium ©
Zeiss Planetarium

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dortmund to Zurich by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

few
hours
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Sat), engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lucerne travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Shopping Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, pick up some new knowledge with Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Lauterbrunnen to Milan with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 2nd (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally stop by Cannaregio.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then get behind the scenes at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Flaucher, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in April, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Nature
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BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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